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. and senator dianne feinstein gets an assault weapons ban out of the senate judiciary committee yesterday. a big first step. >> first, this is the full court press. >> other headlines making news on this friday, another big problem for the carnival cruise line. just a month after one of their ships floated with no power in the gulf of mexico yesterday, the carnival dream suffered mechanical problems while docked in st. martin. toilets didn't work for a while. the only good thing was that they were in port. so people could actually leave the ship. guests are now -- they have cancelled the rest of the cruise. guests are being flown home and given a refund for three days of the cruise that they will miss plus half off their next cruise should they choose to book another one. >> gee, thanks >> bill: how about a show of hands. how many listening or how many watching would go on a carnival cruise? >> they ought to change the name >> bill: hello. i see one hand raised. they ought to change the name. i don't know. there is a death wish on it or something, man.
on the legislation that's before us unless senator feinstein forgot what i've said. >> she hasn't. >> you haven't? >> none of us have. >> indelibly pressed. >> thank you. i think as long as i have the floor i will say what we normally say about what's on the agenda. we have the two nominees on the agenda. we have a request on our side to hold them over. so i won't have to repeat before that business up. in regard to the rest of the markup, just one sentence, well, maybe i will say a procedural thing because i know we have amendments on our side and even though i don't have anything to say on the bill further i hope we respect everybody's right to offer amendments. whoever on our side wants to do that, even beyond senator cornyn. the only thing that i want to say as i'm still amazed that after we've had two witnesses in two hearings from the justice department, we still have not received analysis from the department on the constitutionality of the legislation that we're going to be seeking today. that's all i have to say. >> we have senator schumer has joined us. senator franken and senator -- [
meeting. >> senator dianne feinstein admitted that she had her gun ban bill ready to go a year ago. tucked away in a drawer, just waiting for the right opportunity. really? waiting for an unspeakable tragedy to push her political agenda? >> we'll start with this. we're going to start with guns and the showdown that everyone is talking about. senator dianne feinstein clashed with freshman senator ted cruz. feinstein says cruz patronized her with an unsolicited civics lesson on gun legislation. let's get straight to our panel now. cnn contributor and political consultant margaret hoover in washington, patricia murphy, founder of jane politics, here in atlanta, and democratic strategy jamaal simmons in washington. this has created some fireworks everywhere. patricia, i want to start with you. what is your take on the feinstein/cruz smackdown? >> i have many takes. i think cruz was out of line. senator feinstein is a 20-year veteran of the judiciary committee, wrote first bill on the assault weapons ban, she doesn't need a lecture on the constitution. in addition to being rude to her, this man
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in the house. his counterpart in the senate, dianne feinstein, both say based on briefings they received very high probability that syria's regime used weapons of mass destruction. that has been called a red line issue by president obama who warned syria's dictator bashar al-assad that he should not cross that line. bill: the white house has been briefed and the white house has to make some decisions in this. i think the days are becoming more desperate and the regime is more desperate and we know where the chemical weapons are, end quote. peter doocy leads the coverage in washington. how certain are the lawmakers that chemical weapons have been used, peter? >> reporter: not 100% certain, bill but senator feinstein says lawmakers have seen the same intelligence the white house has seen. mike rogers the chairman of the house intelligence committee said in an interview about syria i have a high probability to believe that chemical weapons were used w we need the final verification. i, mike rogers, chairman. intelligence committee would come to the conclusion they are either positioned for use o
. >> senator dianne feinstein admitted that she had her gun ban bill ready to go a year ago. tucked away in a drawer, just waiting for the right opportunity. really? waiting for an unspeakable tragedy to push her political agenda? is there any wonder why most americans don't trust congress? they're simply not serious about making our kids or our country safer. >> with me now is jamey wams an msnbc contributor and democratic strategist. thanks for being here. >> thank you, maria. >> he's talking to conservatives, but this is broadcast to a national audience. is this the kind of message that resonates with a lot of the country? >> i don't think so, i think he's a big fish in a little, teeny pond. he's basically speaking for all intents and purposes to the tea party faction of the republican party. you know, i did a thing yesterday with huff post live, a abby huntsman was the host. she said we've got to take the republican party back. that's the mainstream in my opinion of independent-thinking republican voters these days. what wayne lapierre is doing this, is drumming up the concentrated b
24 hours? chr chris cillizza is back with us. die an feinstein saying that. it does not have the in divide government. >> the political reality here, not part of the main guns package with an acknowledgement if it was part of it, any kind of bigger package wouldn't pass. feinstein did say that it will get a vote as an amendment to the main bill. it will get a vote on the floor. we've expected this for a long time. i would say many gun control supporters have expected this. there just are not the votes in the senate for something like this. because lots of conservative democrats or democrats in conservative leaning states wouldn't vote for an assault weapons ban at this time. >> it hasn't really been a story since it expired in '04. probably won't come up for a while. thank you for joining us. that does it for this edition of "andrea mitchell reports." i'm luke russert. andrea is back tomorrow from jerusalem traveling with president obama and secretary ari. richard is in for tamron hall today. rid of, my friend, tate away. >> luke russert, always good to sigh. seven marines ki
. this is nature valley. nature at its most delicious. >>> to politics now where senator dianne feinstein is frustrated over the assault weapons ban. now, the ban won't be part of a democratic gun bill that will come to the floor next month. instead, it will be an amendment, which is a sure sign of low support and it will probably be defeated. feinstein told politico to ask harry reid why the decision was made. >>> tomorrow colorado's governor is expected to sign tough new gun legislation, including expanded background checks and limits on ammunition clips. meantime, on the immigration front, republican senator rand paul is endorsing a path to citizenship. in a speech this morning he said, quote, if you wish to live and work in america, then we will find a place for you. >>> the producers of the mini series "the bible" are pushing back after countless comparisons are being made between the actor who plays satan in that mini series and president obama. producer mark brunette calls it utter nonsense and says the actor who plays satan played similar characters years before the president was
, i hope we can do this with just a yes or no answer and i know senator feinstein wants to move on. last year, the nsa director was at a conference and he was asked about the nsa surveillance of america. he replied, "the story that we have millions or hundreds of millions dossiers on people is completely false." having served on the committee now for a dozen years, i don't really know what a dossier is in this context. so what i wanted to see, if you could give me a yes or no answer to the question, does the nsa collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. there are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect but not willingly. >> i have additional questions to give you in writing. i thank you for your answer. >> just to answer -- just to follow on his questions, we keep talking about al qaeda. but my impression -- we have to realize that it only takes four or five people these days to mount some kind of a threat. is there a danger that we are so focused on al qaeda that we will miss a secon
cruz challenged feinstein, senator dianne feinstein on the bill's constitutionality. and watch this. >> the second amendment and bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. the question i would pose to the senior senator from california is, would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment in the context of the first or fourth amendment? >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for 20 years. it is fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. just know i've been here for a long time. i have passed on a number of bills. i studied the constitution myself. i am reasonably well-educated. and i thank you for the lecture. incidentally, this does prohibit, you used word prohibit. it exempts 2271 weapons. is that enough for the people in the united states. >> mr. chairman? >> do you need a ba seaaca? do they need other high-powered weapons that military people use to kill in closed combat? i
of the senate judiciary committee, dianne feinstein, whose plan would ban a certain number of assault weapons and magazine clips and senator ted cruz, he spoke to her about the constitution. here's part of the exchange yesterday from the senate judiciary committee. [video clip] >> which reconsider its constitutional for congress to specify that the first amendment shall apply only to the following books and shall not apply to the books that congress has been outside the protection of the bill of rights, likewise with she-pac before amendment protection against search and seizure could properly applied only to the following specified individuals and not to the individuals that congress has been outside the protection of the bill of rights? >> you have a question, senator? >> let me make a couple of points in response. i am not a sixth grader. senator, i have been on this committee and 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in and some people shot. i've looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. i have seen the bullets that imposed. in sandy hook, youngsters were dismemb
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with senator dianne feinstein on the issue of guns and high-powered magazines an assault rifle weapons. he also delivered remarks yesterday at the see pak conference.- cpac [video clips] we need to champion growth. get thet every stage to economy booming. we need to repeal obamacare. [applause] [applause] we need to repeal dodd-frank. [applause] talk about a bill you do not have to read any further than the title. [laughter] need to eliminate corporate welfare. [applause] we need to build the keystone pipeline. [applause] .e need to rein in the epa [applause] in west texas, the epa is trying to use a lizard to shut down oil and gas production. of lizards, they make darn fine boots. host: what you think? inst: what a rapid rise american politics. here he is three months into being the united states senator and he is already the keynote speaker at cpac. you can go on conservative blogs, this guy is as popular as rand paul, in part his intelligence. he knows how to articulate conservative issues. it is also charisma. watch and during that speech. you see him without a teleprompter, without notes,
, for instance, to photograph police in public. i think it's a mixed picture. >> thank you. senator feinstein. >> thank you very much. i am one that has real concern about drones being used commercially inside america. i know what drones can do. started toscano, you out with a very seductive thing, that is it can produce large amounts of new jobs, which we would all like to have happen. however i have seen drones do all kinds of things and i think those all kinds of things bring n great caution. i think we have to look to what purposes can drones be legitimately used. how do you monitor their use? how do you certify the equipment? because all kinds of things can be added. it may well not be legal to carry any munitions on a drone, but what can be done illegally and how can the government prevent that from happening? think the ability to -- what altitude can they fly? what kind of recognition are they -- facial recognition are they capable of at various activities? can they take pictures of an individual through a window inside their home? a business through a window of their business? on the
of opposition, and that bill, senator feinstein's assault weapons bill passed on a party line vote in the committee. but because it's tough isn't a reason not to move forward. i don't think we need anymore reason to motivate us than newtown. >> the committee meeting turned a little testy. i want to play this exchange for you viewers. >> it seems to me that all of us should begin as our foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment and the bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. >> i'm not a sixth grader. i've been on this committee for 20 years. i thank you for the lecture. incidentally, this does not prohibit -- you use the word prohibit. it exempts 2,271 weapons. isn't that enough? >> what can we expect to see and hear in the senate when that bill reaches the floor? >> well, unfortunately you're going to hear a lot more of the same that you just heard from senator cruz. a lot of it patronizing, as i think that exchange was. unfortunately, misapprehension what the second amendment prohibits. there i
and donilon talks about it and senator feinstein talks about it. the china loves to sign treaties, but don't honor any of them. remember the ripping off of dvd's and china was selling them on the streets. they said we're going to clamp down on copy right. and the name hackers, it bothers me, i think of somebody trying to get a bank account or information like that or trying to drive up traffic on a website, but they're trying to get state secrets. that doesn't sound to me like hackers. >> not only are they spies, but they're saboteurs going after critical infrastructure. the great 2003 blackout in the northeast, probably caused by a chinese hacker causing a cascade and a loss of power. and americans died in that. this is a serious issue. it's not just spying or hacking. >> during the heatwave we had folks dieing, the elderly. they're going off certain agencies and we know that microsoft has been infiltrated, apple has been looked at and google has pulled out of china in part because of this. what are they going after? >> they're going after everything, not just the national security establ
that senator feinstein and i have taken in a public release that we issued about a year ago that the claims that some make from cheney on down that the use of waterboarding led to useful information are false. those claims are not accurate. and i can only tell you we have publicly laid out our case that they're not accurate in a release that the two of us signed and issued about a year ago, and it's available on our web sites so you can kind of see it there. but what you can't see unless the cia cooperates is a very, very detailed history of the use of abusive tactics, what the administration then in power called enhanced interrogation techniques, some of which are torture under international law including waterboarding. i had a, i, frankly, had a lot of trouble with brennan when he was confirmed because he would not acknowledge that waterboarding is torture even though it is torture under international law, under geneva, according to our president. obama has said it is torture, it is. and, but to your point it's not just torture, it's not useful. it doesn't and did not produce, did not pro
of the bill -- ban unlikely. the c.q. congressional quarterly reports that senator dianne feinstein of california all but conceded today that the assault weapons banshee has spent months urging congress to renew will not become law. saying quote i very much regret it, i tried my best, but i guess my best wasn't good enough she told reporters before going to the weekly party lunches with senate democrats. on the senate side they'll being back this afternoon at 2:15. we expect the house to be back about the same time. until thin a conversation on female senators in the senate armed services committee and their impact on military polcy. -- policy. host: staff writer for "roll call" newspaper in washington. women changing the face of senate armed services panel. how so? guest: in the armed services committee, of the six subcommittees, three are chaired by women. in addition to the three subcommittees, they are chaired by women. two of the subcommittees have ranking members who are female. clearly a lot has been made about the fact we have a historic class of women in the senate, there a
the senate will debate next month. california senator dianne feinstein says instead of being included in the measure, the ban will be offered z an amendment. the ban seems to stand little chance of surviving because of expected -- defections expected from republicans, likely also defections from some moderate democrats. and now to live coverage of the u.s. senate here on c-span2. the presiding officer: the senator from oklahoma. mr. inhofe: i ask unanimous consent i be acknowledged for up to seven minutes as if in morning business. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. inhofe: thank you, madam president. we -- we've been listening to our -- our good friend from kansas concerning this contract air traffic control towers. i think of all of the -- there's no better example to use than saying -- picking up a bureaucracy and taking somebody that everybody wants, that's very inexpensive and using that to try to force people to do something that shouldn't -- that -- that should never have happened. in items of the contract air traffic control towers, this is not just a -- a rural iss
of president obama and this senate -- and i have to compliment my colleague senator feinstein and my former colleague senator snowe who in a bipartisan way moved us toward fuel efficiency. and this president helped us and led the way. and we are moving up toward 50 miles per gallon fuel efficiency, and that is going to really help us. but we have to do more. we have to do more because the health costs associated with climate change are heartbreaking and expensive. taking steps to reduce carbon pollution will lower our doctors' bills. when we don't have kids wheezing and gasping for air. the evidence is clear, climate change is a public health threat. now we have moved before when we've seen threats to public health. we did it on cigarettes. i was here when the congress voted to ban smoking on airplanes. let me tell you, that was a hard vote. we had all the money of the cigarette tobacco companies against us. and i want to compliment senators lautenberg and durbin. senator durbin was in the house. senator lautenberg -- this is a long time ago. but i can tell you what it was like, because i d
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